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Michelle Railey's Fundraiser:

TEAM BCRF 2014 TCS NYC MARATHON

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Michelle Railey

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

At the end of January, I learned that my best friend, Adam Brock, was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Burkitt’s lymphoma. Months later, I still can’t imagine what it’s like for a 24-year-old to go through repeated cycles of chemotherapy. What I can envision is a plan to take action.

In November, I’ll be running in the New York City Marathon — my first — to support cancer research that can help Adam and countless other cancer patients. While I currently support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, my reason for participating extends beyond one cause. At the Foundation, I’ve come to recognize that finding one cure for cancer could one day cure all types.

That mission is already being pioneered in one of our premier efforts, the Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund Project. Through scientific research, the initiative explores why some cancers spread more quickly than others and are responsive to certain therapies. No topic in cancer medicine is more pressing — a realization that especially hit home after Adam’s diagnosis. Now, I feel more passionate than ever about my line of work.

Since February, Adam has chronicled his fight against cancer in an emotional blog titled “Brock Will Beat It.” His writings narrate the difficulty and distress of his experience, but they also reveal a spirit and strength far more powerful. In each post, Adam signs off with the same phrase, “Clear Eyes. Full Heart. Can’t Lose.”

Although Adam is doing great and is now in remission it seems especially fitting to run on his behalf: We first met on our eighth grade track team and both joined cross country in high school. Running drew us together; now, I'm hoping the marathon can unite my family and friends, this time for a cause equally as meaningful as our friendship.

If you are able to and would like to, please consider donating to my marathon fund, which will aid The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts to cure all types of cancer. Every dollar counts, and I'd appreciate any donation amount, no matter how small.

In a recent blog post, Adam compared his life to a marathon, writing, ”I think it's important to set the right pace so I can finish the race strong.” With your support, I know he and others coping with cancer will take the lead.

Clear eyes. Full Heart. Can’t Lose.

— Michelle

P.S. If you would like to visit Adam’s blog, the web address is http://brockwillbeatit.blogspot.com.

$3,366

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dean & Dodi Railey

    $100

  • Melissa Newman

    $18

  • Kimmy Railey

    $50

  • Christopher Railey

     

  • Barbara Railey

    $50

  • Robyn Raymond

    $25

  • Melanie & Seth Rosen

    $25

  • Cindy & Mike MacConnie

    $100

  • Debi Levy

    $25

  • Ken & Katy Getz

    $25

  • Cathy Jaffe

    $25

  • Emily & Joseph Bentley

    $75

  • Michelle & Scott Johnson

    $100

  • Bonnie and Wayne Rosen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Soon to be Beers

    $35

  • In Memory of Ron Schmidt

    $100

  • Joanne & Ed Deutsch

     

  • Anonymous

    $137

  • The Aronson Family

    $25

  • Claire Gallagher

    $25

  • Steve and Betty Lipkin

    $50

  • Jim and Janet Mosier

    $25

  • Laurie & Eric Hersh

    $25

  • LIndsey Teichert

    $50

  • Kyle Haines

    $25

  • Pappas Family

    $25

  • Jillian Lubarsky

    $36

  • Jon Railey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Stephanie & Ian Ginsberg

    $100

  • Trisha Salerno

     

  • Shapiro Family

    $50

  • Jill Ginsberg

     

  • Maddy

    $25

  • Friedman Family

    $25

  • Werner Family

    $100

  • Lauren Gales

    $26

  • Beth Rose

    $36

  • Emily Perl

    $25

  • Cathy Jaffe

     

  • Robin Cohen

    $25

  • The Birnbaum Family

    $100

  • Stacy Eichner

    $36

  • Melisa Ramos

    $10

  • Sam Russo

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jackie Soloff

    $36

  • Rhonda Weiss

    $25

  • Jen Glantz

     

  • The Halpern Family

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sam Railey

    $25

  • Julia Knight

    $30

  • Mark & Wendy Hermann

    $50

  • Giana Pacinelli

    $25

  • Amy Graff

    $100

  • Lucretia Gilbert

     

  • Adam Lewinson

     

  • Jill Delafuente

     

  • The Bonilla Family

    $54

  • Dana Mayeron

    $20

  • Fred,Cindi,Jami & Carly Levin

    $50

  • Lexi Rosenbaum

    $40

  • Susan and Charlie Sand

    $50

  • NANCI&BRAD; LEVINE

    $54

  • Bruce Railey

    $100

  • Law Office of Cindy Vova, P.A.

    $25

  • Tim & Rosemary Teichert

    $100

  • Joey San

    $18

  • Adam Brock

    $44

  • Alyssa Smith

    $25

  • Barry Werner

    $25

  • Harlan Beck

    $30

  • Stephanie Klein

    $50

  • Jaime O'Brien

    $50

  • The Kaplan Family

    $100

  • Lindsey Marmorstein

    $20

  • Hilary Shapiro

     

  • Johanna McCarthy

    $30

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112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $47,819 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Peggy Paul

Amount Raised

$4,612

 

154% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brendan Moeller

Amount Raised

$4,325

 

108% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Edith Perez

Amount Raised

$4,310

Fundraiser Title

Manny Goodman

Amount Raised

$3,554

 

118% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rob Aldrich

Amount Raised

$3,446

 

115% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Cittadino

Amount Raised

$3,375

 

113% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Railey

Amount Raised

$3,366

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joey Paul

Amount Raised

$3,282

 

109% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Johanna McCarthy

Johanna McCarthy

DONATION: $30

Good luck Michelle!!! 5 years ago

Hilary Shapiro

Hilary Shapiro

U GO GURL...BETTER LATE THAN NEVER :) 5 years ago

Lindsey Marmorstein

Lindsey Marmorstein

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

The Kaplan Family

The Kaplan Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jaime O'Brien

Jaime O'Brien

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Stephanie Klein

Stephanie Klein

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Harlan Beck

Harlan Beck

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Barry Werner

Barry Werner

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Alyssa Smith

Alyssa Smith

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Adam Brock

Adam Brock

DONATION: $44

Clear Eyes. Full Heart. Can't Lose. LET'S GO, MEESH!!! 5 years ago